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Paraguayan President Pledges to Fight Against Rebel Guerrilla Group

Montevideo, October 25 (RHC) -- Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes on Thursday vowed to step up the presence of armed forces in the country's northern region after the Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) guerrilla group carried out an attack on police patrols there Wednesday night.

"What we are going to do is make our presence known and make it increasingly larger," Cartes said, the Interior Ministry of the country was already developing an offensive campaign.

The EPP guerrillas ambushed three police patrols near Horqueta in the country's northern Concepción, 428 kilometers north of Asunción, the national capital, late Wednesday, killing one police officer and injuring two others.

The EPP, a guerrilla group that came into operation since 2008 in northern Paraguay, has also been accused of killings, kidnappings, as well as carrying out attacks on police stations.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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